Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Place in Fiction

Date(s) - 09/12/2017
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Setting is defined as the location and time period of a story, but a character's sense of place and interactions with places can add depth and nuance to a story that elevates setting beyond simple backdrop. How does place reveal character and provide sources of conflict? How can experience of place add resonance to stories, in particular to endings?

Join us online on September 12th to discuss the place of place in fiction. This talk will draw examples from middle grade and young adult novels but is open to all.  

Time Zone Information

The event will be held at 9 PM Central European Time. If you will be joining us from another time zone, please make a note of the time in your local time zone.



Anindita Basu-Sempere is a doctoral candidate at the Université de Neuchâtel, where she studies place and poetics in twentieth century American literature and teaches undergraduate creative writing. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Poetry from Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, and an S.M. from the MIT Media Lab’s Future of Learning Group.

She co-directed the 2009 and 2010 New England SCBWI regional conferences “Many Voices” and “Moments of Change.” Anindita is represented by Caryn Wiseman of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.